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The Front Row

The Front Row – Shepherd School of Music

Composers Bernard Rands [pictured] and Pierre Jalbert, mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer and the Fischer Duo discuss and perform selections from the SYZYGY: New Music at Rice concert!



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Distinguished Shepherd School faculty-artists, along with special guest Bernard Rands, get together in the Geary Performance Studio with producer Bob Stevenson. *Extended Interview*

Photo by Jack Mitchell, courtesy of

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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